FORREST A. COOPER - Parkersburg, formerly of Creston

Forrest A. Cooper, 79, of Parkersburg died June 17, 2003, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Creston, W.Va., a son of the late Howard and Jane Schrader Cooper. He was a self-employed contractor. He built and was the founder and pastor of the Parkersburg Revival Center. He traveled throughout the U.S. and Jamaica preaching evangelistic services.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Schulz Cooper; two sons, Forrest Michael Cooper and Stephen N. Cooper, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one daughter, Sharon Kay Ketterling of Oklahoma City; one adopted daughter, Emily Jane Clark of Parkersburg; one sister, Byrnadeen Offutt of Millstone; one brother, Bernstein N. Cooper of Pineville, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and his precious dog, Sheldon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Richard D. Cooper.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green Street, Parkersburg, with David Carpenter and the Rev. William D. Stutler officiating. Burial will be in Cooper Cemetery at Little Creek in Calhoun County. Friends may call form 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Housecalls Hospice, 1601 Garfield Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101.